Co-Founder & CTO | Punchkick Interactive
Chicago, IL, US
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Punchkick Interactive
Ryan Unger is the co-founder and CTO of Punchkick Interactive, a mobile strategy and innovation firm that has worked closely with 18 of the Fortune 100 to create engaging mobile initiatives. Ryan has dedicated nearly a decade to emerging technologies, and in that time he's spearheaded mobile efforts for many of the world's most well-recognized brands including Harley-Davidson, Allstate Insurance, UPS, and Microsoft.
Industry Expertise (10)
- Human Resources
- IT Services/Consulting
- Corporate Leadership
- Information Technology and Services
- Media - Online
Areas of Expertise (10)
Barefoot Marathon (personal)
During 2012 Ryan completed the Chicago Marathon, running approximately 17 of the 26.2 miles while barefoot.
Kent State University: Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts, Visual Communication Design
- Entrepreneurs' Organizations (EO)
Kelly Moran, Program Manager | American Marketing Association Annual Marketing Conference
Ryan Unger certainly enhanced the AMA’s Annual Marketing Conference! He was wonderful to work with and delivered a dynamic presentation that was very well rated by attendees.
James Cameron, Co-founder | Mobile Brand Masterclass | Mobile Retail Masterclass
"Ryan Unger is a great presenter who arrows in on the key trends and market conditions that impact mobile strategy."
Steven Smith, Conference Programmer | Mobile Insider Summit
Ryan was an excellent moderator who knew how to listen to his panelists and engage in real follow ups not just Q&A by wrote. He drew out all of the participants and got them to engage one another not just him. All of these qualities are what make for a superior panel.
Rose Riley, Director, Global Operations | HR & Workforce Analytics Summit
Thank you for presenting at the HR & Workforce Analytics Summit in Chicago last week. It was great to have you included in the summit and I hope you enjoyed the two days. The presentations were really well received, so thank you for your contribution towards a successful event.
Event Appearances (16)
Designing for Happiness in a Geo-Aware World
Mobile Masterclass Chicago, IL
Panelist – The Mobile Recruiting Outlook for 2014 & Beyond
The Mobile Recruiting Conference Atlanta, GA
Creating An Unfair Competitive Advantage With Mobile Design
The Mobile Recruiting Conference Atlanta, GA
How to Build Happiness, Not Apps
American Marketing Association's Annual Marketing Conference New Orleans
What's a Conversion Anyway? The New Metrics Of Context
Mobile Insider Summit Lake Tahoe, CA
If You Like Big Data, And Getting Caught In The Rain...
Techweek Chicago Chicago, IL
Maximizing Your Talent Acquisition Strategy With Mobile
HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit Chicago, IL
Mobile Web App Performance Optimization: Middleware Best Practices
Private Corporate Event Atlanta, GA
Entrepreneurship and Mobile Marketing
Northwestern University in Qatar Doha, Qatar
Effectively Integrating Mobile Marketing
iStrategy Chicago Cleveland, OH
The Mobile Recruiting Conference
mRecruitingcamp Atlanta, GA
How Smartphones are Becoming the New Candy Bar for Content Consumption
Navigation Design for Mobile
Design for Mobile Chicago Chicago, IL
Why You Should be Integrating Mobile at the Start of a Marketing Campaign
Public Relations Society of America Cleveland, OH
How to Integrate Mobile into your Marketing Strategy
HMC's Mobile University Chicago, IL
Mobile & Augmented Reality
Magnet Chicago Chicago, IL
Sample Talks (4)
Designing for Happiness
Drawing on several years of experience in helping build products and interactive campaigns for some of the world's largest brands, Ryan will walk through some keys to building campaigns, apps, and interactions that best give brands, clients, users, customers—people—the thing we all want more than downloads and retweets and page views and shipped widgets. Happiness.
The Five Degrees of an Unfair Competitive Advantage
Analysis of the behavioral-interactions of mobile job seekers illustrates the importance of making personalized connections, and not flooding candidates with job post after job post. In this session, Punchkick Interactive co-founder and CTO Ryan Unger, will provide insights into how your brand can utilize mobile devices and user-behavior analytics to better understand your on-the-go candidates, thereby offering a more effective recruiting experience.
If You Like Big-Data, & Getting Caught In The Rain...
As consumers immerse themselves deeper into a digital lifestyle—inclusive of mobile, tablet, and desktop—it has become evermore crucial for companies to find the right tool to reach modern, diverse audiences. When you can call upon focused insights about your consumer’s tastes and needs, you drive the highest possible conversion within the lowest threshold of time investment. An abundance of user data allows brands to find creative ways to meet consumers at the inception of interest....
People Don't Know What They Want Until You Tell Them.
In today's world of iPhones, iPads, Tesla S', and GoPro cameras that can be sent to space, it's clear that consumers don't know what they want until you dazzle them with the answers to problems they never knew they had. Apple's infamy for secrecy has inspired companies around the world to think differently about end users, with focus shifting away from solving today's problems in an effort to hedge for tomorrow's evolution.
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training